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2022 As one of the fastest warming states in the country, Minnesota is

already facing impacts of climate change. We need to act boldly to prevent

MINNESOTA irreversible and potentially catastrophic consequences. The 2022 Minnesota

Climate Action Plan is a science-based approach to addressing the climate

CLIMATE crisis, lowering energy costs, creating jobs and economic opportunity, and
making sure our state is a great place to live and work for current and future
ACTION PLAN generations of Minnesotans.

• $1 million to conduct passenger (CRP), the Minnesota Conserva-

Energy: $105 Million rail studies of southern Minneso- tion Reserve Enhancement Pro-
ta and Duluth routes gram (CREP), Lawns to Legumes,
• $25 million to install solar energy and other state programs that
• $500,000 to improve safety and
systems on universities, wastewa- conserve native grasses
protect workers in Minnesota’s
ter treatment facilities, airports, • $20 million to develop agricul-
and other public infrastructure oil refineries tural products and practices that
• $45 million to fund a Greater conserve soil and water while
Minnesota Renewable Develop- Built Environment: driving economic opportunity
ment Account $355 Million • $20 million to establish a
cost-sharing program that will
• $30 million to establish a Minne- help maintain and improve soil
sota Innovation Finance Authori- Buildings
ty to support cutting-edge clean • $150 million to strengthen the • $10 million to invest in diverse
energy initiatives Pre-Weatherization and Weather- crops that provide ground cover
• $5 million to support Minnesota ization Assistance Program and economic opportunities
communities impacted by the • $100 million to help schools be- throughout the entire year
transition to clean energy come more energy efficient and • $10 million to support the Meth-
update their HVAC systems ane Reduction Institute at the
University of Minnesota
Transportation: • $25 million to preserve state
parks, trails, and recreation areas
$376.5 Million Adaptation & Resilience:
and make them more efficient
• $200 million to build four bus • $30 million to develop and $33.5 million
rapid transit (BRT) lines strengthen Minnesota’s weather-
ization workforce • $25 million to create an in-
• $50 million to improve and frastructure adaptation and
expand public transportation in • $10 million to provide rebates to
Minnesotans who purchase elec- resilience fund to help local
Greater Minnesota governments strengthen their
tric appliances
• $50 million to make walking and communities and prepare for
biking safer, easier, and more Industrial/Waste impacts of climate change
accessible • $35 million to invest in recycling • $5 million to provide grants to
• $30 million to build charging in- programs help Minnesota cities develop
frastructure for electric vehicles • $5 million to create organics climate action plans
across Minnesota composting pilot programs • $500,000 to help the State of
• $15 million to provide rebates to Minnesota develop and imple-
Minnesotans who choose to buy Lands: $130 Million ment a climate action plan
electric vehicles • $2 million to create jobs dedi-
• $20 million to expand Metro • $30 million to increase Minneso- cated to climate adaptation and
Transit’s fleet of electric buses ta’s carbon storage by planting resilience within state agencies
• $20 million to invest in electric five million trees per year • $1 million to support research on
school buses • $40 million to support the climate impacts conducted at the
Conservation Reserve Program University of Minnesota

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